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MathBrush

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Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited July 21, 2019
Profile ID (TUID): nufzrftl37o9rw5t

I am not the Brian Rushton who is the author of the Plasma Master books.

I give one star for each of the following criteria:

-Polish (no or few implementation errors or typos or bugs, nice styling for web games)
-Interactivity (do I feel part of the story? For kinetic fiction, do I feel invested in the action?)
-Descriptive writing
-Emotional impact (any emotion, whether awe, pathos, fear, disgust, etc.)
-Would I play it again?

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Interactive Fiction by MathBrush

9 Secret Steps, by mathbrush (2017)
(3 ratings)
A hypertext fiction based on the They Might Be Giants song of the same name. Choose what to sacrifice as you enter a mystic society. Play time less than 15 minutes. Three endings.

Absence of Law, by mathbrush (2017)
(23 ratings)
Excuse me, can you help me? Yes, you, browsing IFDB games! I need your assistance, but I don't have long. There's so much going on: remote surveillance, unauthorized cloning, forgotten languages,...

Barroom Brawl, by Mathbrush (2016)
(6 ratings)

Barroom Brawl is inspired by Super Smash Brothers. Battle multiple NPC's in an all-out brawl! Use PUNCH, KICK, or direction-based smash moves to brawl your way to success!

Color the Truth, by mathbrush (2016)
(50 ratings)
Rosalita Morales is dead, and you have to figure out who did it. The four people closest to her had the motive and the means: her partner, her secretary, her ex-husband, and her sister. Re-live...

Cragne Manor, by Ryan Veeder, Jenni Polodna, Adam Whybray, Adri, Andrew Plotkin, Andy Holloway, Austin Auclair, Baldur Brückner, Ben Collins-Sussman, Bill Maya, Brian Rushton, Buster Hudson, Caleb Wilson, Carl Muckenhoupt, Chandler Groover, Chris Jones, Christopher Conley, Damon L. Wakes, Daniel Ravipinto, Daniel Stelzer, David Jose, David Petrocco, David Sturgis, Drew Mochak, Edward B, Emily Short, Erica Newman, Feneric, Finn Rosenløv, Gary Butterfield, Gavin Inglis, Greg Frost, Hanon Ondricek, Harkness Munt, Harrison Gerard, Ian Holmes, Ivan Roth, Jack Welch, Jacqueline Ashwell, James Eagle, Jason Dyer, Jason Lautzenheiser, Jason Love, Jeremy Freese, Joey Jones, Joshua Porch, Justin de Vesine, Justin Melvin, Katherine Morayati, Kenneth Pedersen, Lane Puetz, Llew Mason, Lucian Smith, Marco Innocenti, Marius Müller, Mark Britton, Mark Sample, Marshal Tenner Winter, Matt Schneider, Matt Weiner, Matthew Korson, Michael Fessler, Michael Gentry, Michael Hilborn, Michael Lin, Mike Spivey, Molly Ying, Monique Padelis, Naomi Hinchen, Nate Edwards, Petter Sjölund, Q Pheevr, Rachel Spitler, Reed Lockwood, Reina Adair, Riff Conner, Roberto Colnaghi, Rowan Lipkovits, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Scott Hammack, Sean M. Shore, Wade Clarke, Zach Hodgens, Zack Johnson (2018)
(8 ratings)
A tribute to Anchorhead.

Ether, by MathBrush (2015)
(25 ratings)
"For the first time in centuries, something is different. Your tentacles tingle as you float to the east past icebergs and whirlwinds. You skirt a pocket of hot air, bounce through a field of ice,...

Fridgetopia, by Mathbrush (2016)
(2 ratings)

Every text is possible on a fridge. Made for the Tiny Utopia Jam.

Halloween Dance, by MathBrush (2015)
(4 ratings)

It's Halloween Night at the highschool gym Your costume's ready, you got a trim It might be time to make some friends But we'll see how the story ends. La Petite Mort entry in ECTOCOMP 2015, with a...

The Origin of Madame Time, by Mathbrush (2018)
(15 ratings)
As an avid fan of superheroes and a harsh critic of villains, the battle over the abandoned amusement park captured your imagination. But when the nuclear airship Mephistopheles exploded above you,...

Sherlock Indomitable, by mathbrush (2018)
(7 ratings)
Join a dying Sherlock Holmes in a journey through his memories. Sherlock Indomitable is a direct adaptation of two Sherlock Holmes stories into a text adventure. At least 90% of the text is taken...

Swigian, by Mathbrush (as Rainbus North) (2017)
(21 ratings)
I don't like talking. Let's build a fire. Swigian is a minimalist game. It is long, but quickly finished, with few words and few complications.

Untie, by Mathbrush (as Alex Ellis) (2016)
(4 ratings)

A tiny utopia jam game. Can be completed in less than 5 minutes.

Recommended Lists by MathBrush

A starter pack for those new to interactive fiction - 31 items   September 4, 2018
I had a list like this before which I deleted, but I noticed it had a lot of views on intfiction, so I thought I'd make a new one to help...

My Top Ten List - 10 items   September 1, 2017
This list is of my top 10 favorite games that I can also recommend to everyone.

Opus Ignored: Big games that didn't take off - 12 items   August 20, 2017
It happens over and over: an author spends hundreds of hours on a game, often setting up a commercial company, and then releases it to...

Surreal games on trains - 12 items   July 25, 2017
There is an unusually large amount of surreal games on trains (maybe from the Dark Tower?). Here are the ones I can find.

Spy games - 21 items   July 3, 2017
Games involving espionage, whether military or industrial. I've tried to put a few especially good games first, but the rest are in no...

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Polls by MathBrush

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Use of Multimedia for 2018 - 12 votes for 10 games; created April 15, 2019
This is for suggesting games released in 2018 which you think might be worth considering for Best Use of Multimedia in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Innovation of 2018 - 8 votes for 7 games; created April 15, 2019
This is for suggesting games released in 2018 which you think might be worth considering for Best Innovation in the XYZZY awards. This is...

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Implementation for 2018 - 16 votes for 14 games; created April 15, 2019
This is for suggesting games released in 2018 which you think might be worth considering for Best Implementation in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Individual PCs of 2018 - 10 votes for 7 games; created April 15, 2019
This is for suggesting puzzles in games released in 2018 which you think might be worth considering for Best Individual PC in the XYZZY...

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Individual NPCs of 2018 - 10 votes for 9 games; created April 15, 2019
This is for suggesting puzzles in games released in 2018 which you think might be worth considering for Best Individual NPC in the XYZZY...

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Reviews by MathBrush

Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry   July 6, 2019
"Review for Steam Edition: Anchorhead is a masterpiece of interactive fiction. In this well-illustrated Lovecraftian game, you have to..." - See the full review

Sirens in the Distance, by Astrid Dalmady   July 2, 2019
"This game only lasts for about 1000 words, so it's a quick read. It was made for MerMay, so it makes sense it would be about mermaids...." - See the full review

Chicks Dig Jerks, by Robb Sherwin   June 30, 2019
"According to my rating system, I'm giving this game 2 stars. Here are my criteria: -Polish. This game has several holes in..." - See the full review

Kicker, by Pippin Barr   June 26, 2019
"This game shows the life of a football kicker. Which is super boring. You are on the sidelines for about 120 turns, and you are called on..." - See the full review

Heated, by Timothy Peers   June 26, 2019
"I usually take a star off of most annoying games precisely because they are annoying. But this is a game about a man where anything at..." - See the full review

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MathBrush's Played Games List

Sorcery! 4, by Steve Jackson and inkle
Aisle, by Sam Barlow
Sirens in the Distance, by Astrid Dalmady
Kicker, by Pippin Barr
Heated, by Timothy Peers

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